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« on: May 15, 2010 08:17:50 PM »

No, I am not addicted, per se, but I do have to keep my lips balmed &/or sun-screened every day, and my favorite (Rachael Perry, Lip Lover, RaspberryCherry) has been discontinued -- I have been FORCED to buy many different sticks in an effort to find an acceptable replacement....

Problem is, lip balms are generally in round tubes, and when you get a lot of them together they like to go diving off counters!  (Alleviates the boredom when not in use, I guess.)  Wink

SO, I designed a Lip Balm Bandolier to hold them all.  I'm not really satisfied with it; it does not hang as smoothly as I would like, and I don't have the heavy wire I need to form the hanger I desire...But at least it WORKS.  Grin

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Anyone have any tips on how to make the ribbon hang smoothly while keeping the elastic snug enough to do its job?  Let me know --
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010 09:41:55 PM »

You could add a bottom hook.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010 09:49:52 PM »

LOVE! I'm also addicted to lip balm.  I must always have a tube in my jeans, and my purse, and my gym bag, and ...
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2010 10:06:34 PM »

That is really cool, and you could use the same idea for tons of other items accumulated. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010 11:31:43 PM »

What a great idea.  I am going to steal it and make one for my daughter.  Would a heavy weight in the bottom solve the problem?
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2010 06:39:24 AM »

 Shocked   Awesome....my daughters could sure use one of these!  I'm going to wist it right now!
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2010 08:38:14 AM »

What a great idea.  I am going to steal it and make one for my daughter.  Would a heavy weight in the bottom solve the problem?

 Cool Should have thought of that myself! I even have some weights left over from another project.

I think the only solutions to the ripple effect on the ribbon are to either use fabric rather than elastic (which would limit its effectiveness), or to use something rigid for the topper.

I'm so glad you like the thing -- it's making me feel much better about it!
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2010 08:51:16 AM »

That is an awesome idea! I will be making one of these for myself today.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2010 02:36:04 PM »

Dude, that is genius! I don't think I would have come up with that idea in a million years.  Lips sealed This rocks.
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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2010 04:56:22 AM »

awesome idea! my cousin is addicted too, and this would be such a great gift for her. mind if i steal the idea?
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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2010 09:18:48 AM »

awesome idea! my cousin is addicted too, and this would be such a great gift for her. mind if i steal the idea?

Steal away!  Just post pictures so I can see your improvements!  Wink
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